SILVER PESTICIDE FLAG BILL PASSES IN NJ SENATE

November 18, 2013

(TRENTON, NJ) ― The New Jersey Senate passed Senate Bill No. 755 on Monday, November 18, 2013. The vote was 24-11.

This bill requires every commercial pesticide applicator to use uniform silver flags to mark areas on which pesticides have been applied. The flags used must be silver in color, must be a uniform size and type, must provide information in English and Spanish, and must stay in place for a minimum of 72 hours after the pesticide application.

In addition, the bill would prohibit the use of silver flags to mark anything likely to be confused with a pesticide application. The exclusive color requirement is intended to distinguish pesticide flags from, among other things, those used for invisible dog fences, underground utility lines, septic tanks, and underground piping.

An identical bill has been received in the Assembly. It is Bill No. A-2791.

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